Chris Elliott is the CEO and Director of the Ethical Journalism Network, having taken over from the organisation’s founder, Aidan White, when he stepped down in April 2018. Elliott was appointed Director of the EJN initially for a year and he resigned from his role as a Trustee to take the position.
From 2010 until March 2016 Chris Elliott served as the readers’ editor at The Guardian having been appointed managing editor in February 2000. Chris has worked as the home affairs correspondent for the Sunday Telegraph, chief reporter for the Sunday Correspondent and assistant news editor for the Times.
In 1995, he joined The Guardian’s newsdesk and was part of the team that won the UKPG Team Reporting Award for the Jonathan Aitken investigation. He has also served on the board of the International News Safety Institute (INSI) and the Nomination Committee of the Reuters Founders Share Company until 2015. He served as a trustee of Concern Worldwide UK from 2007 to 2017, the last three years as chair of the charity’s board of trustees.
His areas of interest are self-regulation of the press, media law, diversity and training, especially for journalists working in hostile environments. Chris was a consultant for Impress, the UK’s Leveson-compliant press regulator, from 2016-2017. He chaired the accreditation committee of the NCTJ, the United Kingdom’s major journalism training body, between 2010 and 2016.